Sunday, February 24, 2013

Word of the Day... February 24, 2013

The hope of the righteous will be gladness,
    but the expectation of the wicked will perish.

Proverbs 10:28

I think that one of the most wonderful things we can receive from someone is encouragement.  Everyone needs someone to believe in them and to give them a pat on the back from time to time. It is when we receive encouragement that we can pick up the pieces. To help give us the determination we need so that we can go on despite the odds.

When we encourage someone we help them through affirmation.  It is important to remember there is a difference between appreciation and affirmation.  Appreciation is given for a job well done something we have earned. But we affirm who a person is.  Affirmation goes deeper because it is directed at the person and who they are on the inside. Every human being needs to be affirmed so that they know they are loved and needed and not for something they do or can earn.  But just cause….

Encouragement is like a healing balm on burning skin, a touch of warmth on the coldest day.  No matter how old we are we all need this every day.  So today, we all should make the choice to go out there and encourage someone who is feeling low.  Let someone know just how much you appreciate them.  How happy you are that they are in your life.  Tell them that you simply cannot imagine your life without them in it. Or how blessed you feel to have them as your friend. Then watch their eyes light up, in that special way that only giving love can do.  Love has a way of making every single thing better. 

Can you imagine the effect we could have on the world if every single one of us loved on someone today?  Had a smile, a kind word or took the time to tell someone just how dear they are to you and how much they mean to you and how you couldn’t imagine your life without them in it?  It would be Simply Heavenly!!!

Have a really great Sunday!!!  God bless you!!!


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